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Cannes award winner to play Hannibal Lecter

21:16, 06.06.2012 Region: World News Theme: Culture

NBC selected Cannes Festival award winning ‘most dangerous murderer’ Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen to play the role of Hannibal Lecter. This will be the Danish actor’s debut on the US TV-channel.

Mikkelsen received the award as best actor for playing the main character of Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘The Hunt’.

The TV series of NBC will consist of 13 parts. According to the screenplay, FBI agent and known psychologist Hannibal Lecter is investigating a murder series meanwhile hiding his ‘unusual habits’ from his colleague.

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